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Statement by the Prime Minister on the loss of a Canadian Armed Forces member

Statement by the Prime Minister on the loss of a Canadian Armed Forces member
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the loss of a Canadian Armed Forces member deployed with HMCS Winnipeg: “Today, with the call to end the search and rescue mission, all Canadians mourn the loss of Master Sailor (MS) Duane Earle in Monday’s tragic accident aboard HMCS Winnipeg. “For over 30 years, MS Earle selflessly answered the... Read More

CP Holiday Train goes virtual with ‘Holiday Train at Home’ concert for 2020

CP Holiday Train goes virtual with ‘Holiday Train at Home’ concert for 2020
Serena Ryder, The Trews to headline a star-studded concert CALGARY – Serena Ryder and The Trews will headline CP‘s 2020 “Holiday Train at Home” concert, which will stream on CP‘s Facebook page on Dec. 12. The event will raise money and awareness and help local food banks collect much-needed donations. The Dec. 12 concert, scheduled for 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. ET, will also feature... Read More

The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Veterans Affairs Canada aid package

The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Veterans Affairs Canada aid package
OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to learn that a new aid package will make millions of dollars available to support struggling Branches across the country with their operational costs. The Legion will receive $14 million of a $20 million dollar total aid package for Veteran organizations. The package was approved earlier this fall through Bill C-4. “This has... Read More

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Volunteer-run Branches facing trouble in the wake of COVID-19 OTTAWA – In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide... Read More

South end traffic stop nets $8000 drug bust

South end traffic stop nets $8000 drug bust
Brockville – On the 6th of November, 2019 at 10:50 in the morning the Brockville Police conducted a traffic stop in the south end of town. Two men aged 31 and 38 were arrested. They will be charged with 6 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, various breaches and Highway Traffic Act related charges. The drugs included in the... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Vimy Ridge Day

Statement by the Prime Minister on Vimy Ridge Day
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Vimy Ridge Day: “Today, we mark a milestone in our country’s history, and remember the thousands of Canadians who gave their lives at Vimy Ridge. “The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a momentous victory and a turning point for Canada, when the four divisions of the Canadian... Read More

A&W CANADA AND THE MS SOCIETY OF CANADA RAISE $1.9 MILLION FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

A&W CANADA AND THE MS SOCIETY OF CANADA RAISE $1.9 MILLION FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
VANCOUVER – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. announces today that its 10th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign, in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, raised more than $1.9 million, the largest amount ever in the campaign’s history. A&W celebrated Burgers to Beat MS Day on Thursday, August 16 at all of its restaurants across Canada—more than 930 locations—by donating $2 from every Teen Burger® sold to the MS Society of Canada. The 10th annual Burgers... Read More

Minister of Veterans Affairs marks 75th anniversary of Operation Husky and the beginning of the Italian Campaign

Minister of Veterans Affairs marks 75th anniversary of Operation Husky and the beginning of the Italian Campaign
OTTAWA – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Operation Husky and the beginning of the Italian Campaign: “Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied assault on Sicily—codenamed Operation Husky—which began on July 10, 1943. “Canadian troops bravely waded ashore shortly after dawn and began their fight... Read More

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on Ticketing for Minor Fisheries Violations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada consults with Canadians on Ticketing for Minor Fisheries Violations
OTTAWA – Fisheries are an important natural resource and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that resource remains healthy and sustainable for the benefit of all Canadians. As part of its enforcement approach, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is currently seeking the public’s opinion on its plans to expand the use of tickets for minor fishing violations. Many minor fishing violations,... Read More